Party - letter of thanks

#1
Last Saturday I attended a party at an army mess (I'm a civilian). Obviously I'm going to write a letter of thanks to the officer who invited me, but I wondered what the form is for a formal note of thanks. Should I write to the CO, the Adjutant, the PMC? Grateful for any tips you chaps can offer.
 
#2
Hi

If it was an Officers Mess function and the CO was present then to the CO as its his mess if you recieved a formal invitation from him or the Mess.

Start

Dear Rank Name

I am writing to thank blah blah blah

Yours sincecerly

etc

Helps if the top man was introduced to you otherwise you will just be a faceless letter to him. Again depends if you got a formal invite or was a guest of a mess member. If a guest of mess member then a letter to him (mess member0 is fine if you were not introduced to the CO or top man.

Hope this helps

Cheers
 
#3
Always good to mention the entertainment, and a letter to the stripper(s) won't go amiss. After all, the expressions of appreciation on the evening can usually be written off as 'mess talk'.
 
#4
If it was a real party: scruffs bar, painting trousers, disco etc then a letter is certainly not required.

If it was a cocktail party a short note would be polite but is in no way obligatory (lift a fork, lift a pen is a good rule of thumb).

If it was a dinner night then a letter to the PMC would be normal, asking him to pass on your thanks to the CO.

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#6
Write to the PMC saying thanks and how well you were looked after etc. The Mess should have a book/folder to display the letters of thanks for the other mess members, and if the PMC can be bothered he should show all thank you letters to the CO anyway.

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